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... and was put on cardizem. It has been two weeks now and I am just now starting to get used to it. In talking with my Doctor, he said that I could also switch to a beta blocker. Just wondered if anyone has taken both and if one seems better than the other in any way? ... (4 replies)
... I have been on 4 beta blockers and switched to CCP Cardizem a month ago. It took me 2 weeks to get through the adjustment period. I hade a horrible feeling of anxiety in my chest. ... (4 replies)
... The only benefit with the calcium channel blockers could be if you have asthma. I have to take the ccb. I'm glad to hear you are getting use to the meds. Can you drive? I'm just starting the the ccb for the second time. I tried the Beta Blocker but they effected my breathing. (4 replies)

... Alice, I just want to say, that i have a constant feeling of anxiety on this Med. Did you have it before you started cardizem? I'm thinking of going back to a BB. I know what you mean about life not being the same after heart problems. I was in a fog for a good 4 months when i found out that I had a serious heart defect. Please keep me posted on how you are doing with... (4 replies)
... Thanks Sunny and Miranda for your replies. I seemed to be getting used to the cardizem, except for occasional dizziness(which I hope, will also go away). It was a hard couple of weeks but things do seem to be settling down. I just need help with the panic attacks and anxiety. I did make an appointment to see someone to help me deal with this too.(That was not easy either).... (4 replies)
... Thank you very much!! I do diet and exercise. Have eaten very well for the last 2 years with no effect. That is why I KNOW there is another factor here. My BP has always been on the low side - even b4 BBs. So, I think I will give my Doc a shout out and see what she says about trying this. Thanks again!! (2 replies)
... Yes, a lower dose of beta blocker will have less of a weight gaining effect but also less of ALL effects. Why not try 25 mg. metopolol twice a day. ... (2 replies)
... Do Calcium Channel Blockers create these same issues? ... (2 replies)

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